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Tips to Jumpstart Your Routine After the Holidays

As the old saying goes, too much of a good thing can quickly spoil (or something like that), which is why it's important to say farewell to the holiday cheer and get back at it with our health and fitness routine.

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5 Wellness Trends to Watch for in 2020

From wearable fitness technology to what's being called 'conscious deceleration,' here are few trends to look out for in the new year: 

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It's Time to Start Taking Bedtime More Seriously

Sleep isn't only essential for our mental health and overall wellbeing—it's necessary for our physical health, too. From recovery to fighting off illnesses, our bodies crave quantity and quality rest.

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Three Workout Hacks to Ensure You Get to the Gym!

With fall comes schedules and planning, routine and the need for being more intentional with our time. This includes being intentional with scheduling time for ourselves and the gym. Here are a few tips to help you get the most of your workouts, even in life's busier seasons: 

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The Impact of Daylight Saving Time on Your Health, and How to Survive the Time Change

Daylight Saving Time is this Sunday, and most people in the United States will turn their clocks forward one hour. This is good news. It means we're on the cusp of longer and lighter days as spring approaches. The bad news? We're going to have to sacrifice an hour of sleep for it.

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Tips for Easing Back into Routine this Fall

While summer months are perfect for unwinding, sleeping in, and getting your workout in when you feel like it, the fast-paced days and busyness that comes with fall can quickly stress us out if we don't plan accordingly. To help ease back into a routine as we shift seasons, here are a few tips to stay healthy and happy, even in the busier months:

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It’s Time to Stop Skipping Your Stretching (And Here’s Why)

I went to a boxing class this past week. It was 45-minutes of fast-paced, high-intensity cardio and strength training on the bag. When the class ended, I was drenched in sweat—as was everyone else; it was a great workout. I took a few breaths, a long drink of water, and waited for the instructor to lead us through a cool down, as well as some stretching.

“That’s it for the day, everyone! Good work!” she said and stepped off the mat. I watched as everyone around me collected their belongings and quickly followed.

Stretching is like taking our vitamins or actually going to bed on time. It’s important and necessary, but we often push it off and hope to avoid the consequences. We shouldn’t though, and here’s why:

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